SONGS OF CHRISTMAS contains a wonderful mixture of songs--old ones, new ones, traditional Christmas songs, ones with an Irish twist--and of course, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," sung wonderfully by John Reynolds. "Bells Over Belfast," written and sung by George Millar, is a lovely song of hope, in the spirit of the season, for lasting peace in Northern Ireland. George also sings the brisk-paced "The Christmas Traveller" (if you don't sing along on the chorus, you're probably in a coma) and the tender lullaby, "All Through the Night." Would swooning over "Silent Night" be improper? Regardless, it's a good bet Joe Millar's fans will set their CD players to continuously repeat that and his other solo, "Away In a Manger." Wallace Hood sings the serious religious song, "What Child Is This?" and later puts the right tone of craziness into "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake"--a tale about the problems suffered by those invited to eat it. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" finishes the CD. It's sung with appropriate gusto by the entire group, with each of the singers taking turns on the verses, and the excellent arrangement includes a well-fitting Irish tune at the beginning and end. As a nice bonus, the insert includes lyrics, invaluable if you like to sing along but don't yet know all the words. If you're reading this at a time when you think it's too early to be thinking of Christmas, this CD could change your mind. After a listen, you may be seized by the urge to run out and buy a Christmas tree, even if it's the middle of June.